Cass County Community Foundation wraps up “Be A Santa” program

Last Updated on December 28, 2020 by Cass County Online

Over the last few days, the Cass County Community Foundation awarded more than $42,000 to local organizations and residents through their “Be A Santa” program.

As part of Lilly Endowment Phase VII, the Community Foundation’s board was eligible for a special grant if specific criteria regarding board engagement were met. The CCCF Board was successful and received the funding earlier this month and decided to dedicate a portion of those funds immediately to help local nonprofits who may be struggling due to cancellation of fundraising activities this year.

Each member of the CCCF board was asked to submit the name of a Cass County nonprofit to receive a $2,000 grant. A total of $30,000 was awarded to eleven different organizations selected by the board members.

CCCF announced the recipients to the community via its Facebook page. Organizations that received grants are pictured below:

  • Felix’s Pantry – $2,000
  • Junior Civic Theater – $2,000
  • Emmaus Food Pantry – $4,000
  • Cass County Humane Society – $2,000
  • Domestic Violence Taskforce – $4,000
  • Peak Community Services – $2,000
  • Cass County 4-H Association – $6,000
  • Civic Player of Logansport – $2,000
  • Special Olympics – $2,000
  • Literacy Volunteers of Cass County – $2,000
  • AIM Park – $2,000

A second component of the “Be A Santa Extravaganza” was the revival of the “win it to give it” food giveaway with the Iron Horse Broadcasting in Logansport. The local radio stations offered over 200 -$50 gift cards to Martins Supermarket or D & R Fruit Market to callers who were asked to think about their friends and neighbors who might be struggling and to “Be a Santa” and give the gift cards to help someone else.

The Emmaus Food Pantry also received direct support through the “Be A Santa” program. Two thousand dollars in Country Mark/Ceres Solutions gas gift cards will be given to the food pantry for distribution.